(redirected from semiologist)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to semiologist: semiotician, semiotic


1. the branch of medicine dealing with symptoms.
2. the combined symptoms of a disease.




(sē′mē-ŏl′ə-jē, sĕm′ē-, sē′mī-)

se′mi·ol′o·gist n.


(sē″mē-ol′ŏ-jē, sem″ē-) [Gr. sēmeion, sign + -logy]
1. Semiotics.
2. Symptomatology (2).
References in periodicals archive ?
The semiologist cuts up and re-assembles the textual body of Sarrasine (and the corpse of Sarrasine, so to speak) to bring forward another text, another body.
Some semblance of this map should, with minor variations, be arrived at by any team of semiologists who set out to analyse a good sample of worldwide beer advertising.
This antinomy is in turn transcended by the heroic semiologist who recognizes the constructedness, the presentness," of history, in an act of transcendental semiosis that underwrites a heroic refusal of historical narrative.
Beyond or before those meanings which interest semiologists, the writer's language has a "rustle" (bruissement) to it which emanates from the multiple sites of his pleasures.
In 1973, Bernar Venet wrote an essay in which he disclaimed any connection with "Duchampian style or Nouveau Realisme" and instead connected his art to the theory of French semiologist Jacques Bertin, which grouped signs into three categories.
But (and this is also noteworthy), Umberto Eco the semiologist is at pains to underline that semiology a fairly modern or postmodern science, has always existed, that it claims a noble descent which goes back far beyond Saussure and Peirce, and runs through all philosophy from Aristotle.
A semiologist by training, Urbina has produced two fine books of criticism: La significacion del genero: Estudio semiotico de las novelas y ensayos de Ernesto Sabato (1992) and La estructura de la novela nicaraguense (1995), winner of Nicaragua's prestigious Premio Nacional Ruben Dario for 1995.
Damisch, however, is no Kantian, but rather a semiologist.
Lacan, along with numerous linguists and semiologists, argued that language is key in the development of individual identity, bridging the imaginary period with the symbolic.
In general, going beyond the specific case under discussion here, there are hidden assertions in the media text which lead us to such evaluations, which allow themselves to be influenced by those assertions in the dialectic of meanings which the semiologists refer to as 'modality markers' (75).
In L'Anti-CEdipe, their first work together, they attacked the "poor technicians of desire--psychoanalysts and semiologists of every sign and symptom," as Foucault (1977: xiv) put it in the preface to the English edition of the book.
the young Marxist critics and semiologists of the Tel Quel group', of whom Goux was one of the leading figures.